After years of dreaming of Takeshita Street in Harajuku. Spending countless hours online looking at Lolita fashion and Japanese clothes…THE TIME HAD COME. I found a $500 round-trip ticket from DFW -> NRT around the same exact time the Cherry Blossoms were to bloom. Can you say a dream come true? I immediately jumped on the deal. Did I have a place to stay? No. What about your job? I would figure it out. When ticket prices to Japan average $900+ I just knew that this was meant to be. And… View Post

The sandy beaches. The gorgeous architecture. The rolling landscapes. These are the things you hear about the most when others travel. The physical aspect. But there’s so much more to traveling that most people can’t express: the life-changing lessons, and this is what makes traveling so rewarding. Here are some reasons why I travel, and why I encourage you to as well. The media will never give you the whole picture This is by far the most accurate saying I’ve heard. While volunteering to tutor English to foreign college students, I… View Post

When people think of vacations, they tend to visualize dreamy beaches with white sand, palm trees with hammocks, laying out and enjoying the scenery with a mimosa in hand. Though the beach can be nice every once in a while, it can get boring. For me, after about 2 hours out in the sand, I’m usually in 1 of 3 situations: “Woo! That was fun, now I’m tired. Let’s go back to the hotel.” “Woo! That was fun, now I’m hungry. Let’s go back to the hotel and grab a… View Post

South Korea will always be dear to me. Being a black female in Korea definitely has its perks, but can also be mentally tough. Most situations where my skin color had been mentioned brought on the most interesting conversations that I never would have had in the States. Koreans would tell me my skin was pretty, I looked like Beyonce’ (…mhhm, I know.) to little kids on the escalator pointing at me saying “chocolate! chocolate!” Not to mention every time I went to the hip hop clubs I was complimented… View Post